Animal byproducts registration for Crawford Hide14 February 2005
Crawford Hides have become the first company in Ireland (south or north) to be awarded approval under the Animal By-Products Regulation 1774/2002. Since their incorporation in December 2002, the company have continuously expanded their operations and now market approximately 20% of Irish hides. Crawford hides general manager Colin Shields expressed the company's delight at being the first market to achieve this status in Ireland. He stated: 'It underlines our commitment to providing Irish and UK meat plants with the best available marketing of their hides and skins. We will continue to supply hides and skins to the global tanning sector - and this registration will allow us to develop our business in the ever expanding European Union of today.'